'Jacks To Take On TCU In Fall Game On Sunday
Oct. 26, 2012
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks will travel to TCU on Sunday, Oct. 28, for a fall exhibition game against the nationally-ranked Horned Frogs.
First pitch for the contest is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. at Lupton Stadium with 18 innings currently scheduled to take place. It is the firs time SFA has played a fall game since 2009 when the `Jacks hosted Grambling at Jaycees Field.
The game is open to the public and is free of charge.
"Scheduling is one of the toughest tasks we face each season," Lumberjack head coach Johnny Cardenas said. "This fall game provides us the opportunity to go challenge ourselves against one of the nation's premier programs and will give us an earlier measuring stick of where we are than in year's past."
The game will serve as the only look for either team at outside competition and will count against each team's allotted slate of 56 possible games in the spring. SFA will use the game as a chance to get playing time for a large number of players
This games comes just days after the Lumberjacks hosted its annual Scout Day in fall practice where more than 35 MLB regional scouts and cross checkers showed up at Jaycees Field to watch an intrasquad game and get an up-close look at what talent the `Jacks will have to offer this season.
"Again, we have some guys who could have what it takes to get to the next level and this was a chance for us to showcase that," Cardenas said. "The guys all worked hard and I think really embraced the opportunity to play with a spotlight during the fall."